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France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia

Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine all accuse Mukhtar Ablyazov of having embezzled billions of dollars during his time as head of the Kazakh bank BTA.

Bernard Cazeneuve named France's new PM after Manuel Valls quits to run for president

Bernard Cazeneuve named France's new PM after Manuel Valls quits to run for president

Bernard Cazeneuve will essentially be a caretaker prime minister ahead of the election in May.

French President Francois Hollande bows out of 2017 re-election

French President Francois Hollande bows out of 2017 re-election

Bowing to a historic low, the French President said, "I have decided that I will not be a candidate," the 62-year old Hollande said in a solemn televised address from the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to talk again

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to talk again

Salah Abdeslam initially said he wanted to explain his path to radicalisation and his role in the November 2015 Islamic State attacks, but has since chosen to remain silent.

The Indian right is more moderate than the far-right in West

Amulya Ganguli/IANS

Donald Trump`s victory has been ascribed to the anger of the white working class in the US over the discontent caused by globalisation because of the curtailment of job opportunities.

Who is Francois Fillon, France`s rightwing frontrunner?

Francois Fillon, the man tipped to win the French rightwing presidential nomination on Sunday, is a free-market reformer, devout Catholic and motor sport fan who has promised to transform France.

Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionaries` home

Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionaries` home

France is under a state of emergency that gives security forces enhanced powers of surveillance and arrest.
 

Woman killed after armed man bursts into French missionaries` home: Source

Armed police were hunting the man inside the home in Montferrier-sur-Lez near the city of Montpellier

Iconic Eiffel Tower's stairway section sold for half million euros!

Iconic Eiffel Tower's stairway section sold for half million euros!

An Asian collector paid 523,800 euros ($551,620) on Tuesday for a section of the Eiffel Tower's spiral staircase, Artcurial auction house said.

France to convene Syria meeting after Assad, allies launch ''total war''

France to convene Syria meeting after Assad, allies launch ''total war''

"France is taking an initiative to confront the strategy of total war by the regime and its allies, who are taking advantage of the uncertainty in the United States," Ayrault said.

Four dead in landslides on French overseas territory

Four dead in landslides on French overseas territory

All roads, electrical supplies and telephone lines to the area have been cut off and poor weather is hampering rescue efforts.

France arrests seven people suspected of planning militant attack

France arrests seven people suspected of planning militant attack

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people, of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin aged 29 to 37, were taken into custody.

 70,000 homes without power in storm-hit France

70,000 homes without power in storm-hit France

The agency maintained a high-winds alert for three departments, the rough equivalents of counties, in the northwest, and for three in the centre-east. 

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

France President Francois Hollande warned Donald Trump today that US commitments to reducing climate change and global warming are "irreversible".

Sarkozy and Juppe in danger in French right-wing race

Sarkozy and Juppe in danger in French right-wing race

Alain Juppe, 71, entered the two-month-long contest with polls showing him to be France`s most popular politician

Presidential election: French PM Manuel Valls says far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win in 2017

Presidential election: French PM Manuel Valls says far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win in 2017

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday that far-right leader Marine Le Pen had a chance of winning next year`s presidential election, boosted by the momentum of Donald Trump`s shock win in the United States.

Full support to India in fighting cross-border terror: France

France has assured India of "full support" in dealing with the threat posed by cross-border terrorism, particularly from Pakistan-based terror outfits Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Sorrowful France marks first anniversary of Paris massacre

Sorrowful France marks first anniversary of Paris massacre

France on Sunday marked the first anniversary of the Paris attacks with sombre ceremonies and painful memories for the relatives of the 130 people killed.

France's Le Pen hails 'new world' after Trump win

France's Le Pen hails 'new world' after Trump win

Le Pen described the Republican's win as a "victory of the people against the elite" and said she hoped a similar outcome could be achieved in French polls.

France to mark first anniversary of Paris attacks

France to mark first anniversary of Paris attacks

France will on Sunday hold a series of sombre ceremonies to mark a year to the day since gunmen and suicide bombers from the Islamic State group killed 130 people in Paris.